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More than eighty Galway girls emigrated on the ‘Earl Grey Scheme’

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Between 1848 and 1850 more than 4,000 adolescent female orphans emigrated from Irish workhouses to the Australian colonies arriving in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. Their emigration become known as the ‘Earl Grey Scheme’ after its principle architect, Earl Grey, Secretary of State for the Colonies at the time of the Great Famine, suggested the move, and organised its operation.

Australia offered some relief for Famine orphan girls

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The extreme winter conditions of 1846/47 exacerbated the mounting crisis that the Great Famine had already created. The number of deaths from hunger in Galway town averaged between 25 and 30 a week. As well as the main workhouse on Newcastle Road (now the University College Hospital) auxiliary workhouses had opened at Barna, Newtownsmyth, Merchants Road, St Helen Street, and in Dangan. Six soup kitchens operated throughout the town feeding some 7,000 people a day and more as newcomers streamed in from rural districts. On one bitterly cold morning two children were found frozen to death on High Street. Another child dead nearby.

GMIT VP hopes to bring fresh thinking to new role in research and innovation

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rick Officer to the post of Vice President GMIT for Research and Innovation.

Pensions Advice with classifieds.advertiser.ie

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Mandatory Pensions on the Horizon?

 

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